Governor Cuomo Updates New Yorkers on January 7th – State’s Progress During COVID-19 Pandemic

8,548 Patient Hospitalizations Statewide

1,424 Patients in the ICU; 859 Intubated

Statewide Positivity Rate is 7.39%

197 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today updated New Yorkers on the state’s progress during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

“The holiday COVID hangover is here which is problematic enough, but with the introduction of the U.K. strain and the federal government’s refusal to help contain it with common-sense testing requirements for international travelers, our work has become that much more complicated,” Governor Cuomo said. “Despite this new challenge, New York is staying tough, and working with the health care community to ensure hospitals do not become overwhelmed. With those efforts ongoing, it’s as important as ever that we collectively stay smart and commit ourselves to taking the steps necessary for stopping the spread.”

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

  • Test Results Reported– 238,550
  • Total Positive – 17,636
  • Percent Positive – 7.39%
  • Patient Hospitalization–  8,548 (-117)
  • Patients Newly Admitted– 1,050
  • Hospital Counties– 56
  • Number ICU– 1,424 (+16)
  • Number ICU with Intubation– 859 (-18)
  • Total Discharges– 107,243 (+924)
  • Deaths– 197
  • Total Deaths– 31,164

The regional hospital bed capacity and occupancy numbers, including the number of hospitalizations as a percent of the region’s population, is as follows:

Region
COVID Patients Currently in Hospital in Region
COVID Patients as Percent of Region Population
Percent of Hospital Beds Currently Available in Region
Percent of Hospital Beds Available Within 7 Days Under Surge Plan
Capital Region
489
0.05%
24%
27%
Central New York
395
0.05%
21%
27%
Finger Lakes
916
0.08%
30%
30%
Long Island
1579
0.06%
23%
30%
Mid-Hudson
951
0.04%
33%
41%
Mohawk Valley
308
0.06%
23%
29%
New York City
3060
0.04%
30%
32%
North Country
102
0.02%
33%
52%
Southern Tier
210
0.03%
41%
46%
Western New York
538
0.04%
29%
29%
Statewide
8548
0.04%
29%
33%

The regional ICU bed capacity and occupancy numbers are as follows:

Region
Total ICU Beds in Region
Total Occupied ICU Beds in Region
Percent of ICU Beds Available in Region (7-day Avg.)
Capital Region
252
207
17%
Central New York
266
190
26%
Finger Lakes
397
305
24%
Long Island
843
714
19%
Mid-Hudson
699
434
40%
Mohawk Valley
127
105
20%
New York City
2454
1885
26%
North Country
63
45
35%
Southern Tier
127
83
35%
Western New York
543
357
37%
NYS TOTAL
252
207
28%

Yesterday, 238,550 test results were reported to New York State, and 7.39 percent were positive. Each region’s 7-day average percentage of positive test results reported over the last three days is as follows:

Region
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Capital Region
10.12%
10.07%
10.04%
Central New York
9.13%
9.13%
8.51%
Finger Lakes
10.32%
10.29%
10.09%
Long Island
9.61%
9.52%
9.51%
Mid-Hudson
8.33%
8.18%
8.21%
Mohawk Valley
10.70%
10.67%
10.38%
New York City
6.38%
6.39%
6.38%
North Country
9.19%
9.19%
8.80%
Southern Tier
5.41%
5.56%
5.55%
Western New York
8.61%
8.76%
8.46%
Statewide
7.94%
7.92%
7.85%

Each New York City borough’s 7-day average percentage of positive test results reported over the last three days is as follows:

Borough
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Bronx
7.82%
7.48%
8.18%
Brooklyn
6.25%
6.38%
6.65%
Manhattan
3.74%
3.98%
4.30%
Queens
7.28%
7.47%
7.50%
Staten Island
7.85%
7.82%
7.97%

Of the 1,075,312 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

County
Total Positive
New Positive
Albany
13,410
298
Allegany
2,015
33
Broome
9,264
233
Cattaraugus
2,836
41
Cayuga
3,589
97
Chautauqua
4,187
61
Chemung
4,944
55
Chenango
1,393
36
Clinton
1,500
95
Columbia
1,906
52
Cortland
2,289
48
Delaware
810
27
Dutchess
13,642
263
Erie
45,077
461
Essex
716
37
Franklin
852
20
Fulton
1,509
24
Genesee
3,138
115
Greene
1,624
40
Hamilton
124
2
Herkimer
2,750
104
Jefferson
2,245
93
Lewis
1,117
43
Livingston
2,195
73
Madison
2,602
49
Monroe
38,053
723
Montgomery
1,633
32
Nassau
97,746
1,634
Niagara
9,806
125
NYC
460,520
6,387
Oneida
14,074
259
Onondaga
23,764
417
Ontario
3,900
90
Orange
25,254
401
Orleans
1,552
31
Oswego
3,975
84
Otsego
1,335
28
Putnam
5,436
116
Rensselaer
5,249
182
Rockland
29,202
341
Saratoga
7,027
274
Schenectady
6,952
152
Schoharie
679
25
Schuyler
604
15
Seneca
965
13
St. Lawrence
2,699
105
Steuben
3,890
85
Suffolk
108,255
2,194
Sullivan
3,370
42
Tioga
1,901
45
Tompkins
2,278
53
Ulster
6,417
113
Warren
1,487
53
Washington
1,054
48
Wayne
3,029
87
Westchester
75,176
1,019
Wyoming
1,673
48
Yates
623
15

Yesterday, 197 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 31,164. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence
County
New Deaths
Albany
3
Bronx
12
Broome
3
Cattaraugus
1
Cayuga
2
Chautauqua
3
Cortland
2
Delaware
1
Dutchess
5
Erie
5
Genesee
1
Greene
1
Herkimer
2
Jefferson
1
Kings
18
Lewis
1
Livingston
2
Manhattan
6
Monroe
12
Montgomery
1
Nassau
7
Niagara
6
Oneida
5
Onondaga
10
Ontario
3
Orange
7
Orleans
1
Oswego
2
Queens
14
Rensselaer
1
Richmond
5
Saratoga
1
Schenectady
4
Seneca
1
Steuben
1
Suffolk
22
Tompkins
2
Ulster
3
Washington
1
Wayne
3
Westchester
14
Wyoming
2